Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Agnes K. Temesvari
Calling hours for Agnes will be on Wednesday (05/11/2022) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Wrisley Funeral Home. On Thursday (05/12/2022), all are asked to go directly to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Turners Falls. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield
Born on August 23, 1944 in Esztergom, Hungary, she lived in Austria as a refugee with her parents, mother, Ilona Kasa, MD, father, Joseph Kasa, and aunt, Vilma Laposy. She immigrated to the United States in 1950 through Ellis Island sponsored by a church in Pennsylvania, and her mother obtained her medical license to practice in Cleveland, Ohio.

Agnes attended Saint Joseph's Academy in Cleveland, which was a parochial secondary school. She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1962. She was admitted to Case Institute of Technology as one of two girls (the first in the history of the University!). At the time, Case was one of two technical colleges rated best in the United States. When Case merged with Western Reserve the following year, Agnes switched her major to English and Art History. She graduated in 1966. She was then accepted to Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where her husband to be, Gabe Temesvari, was a graduate assistant in French Literature. They were engaged in 1967 and married in Cleveland in 1968.

After completing her courses at Washington University, she moved with Gabe to Deerfield, Massachusetts where Gabe taught French and Spanish at Deerfield Academy for the next forty years. Agnes worked from time to time at Historic Deerfield as well as the Deerfield Academy library. She had three daughters Andrea, living in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Katharine, whom she inspired and helped to become a doctor, living in Portland, Maine, and Margaret, living in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, and employed by Deerfield Academy. She also leaves 3 grandchildren in Portland Maine – Charlotte, Alex, and Jessica, and one granddaughter, Renee, in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Although her masters work was in Art History, Agnes enjoyed painting and sculpting and was often asked to hand paint various pieces of custom furniture. She could duplicate any work of art on cakes, cookies, and pastries, and was frequently asked to bake and decorate wedding cakes, which featured anything and everything that the customer requested. Her holiday receptions at home for all Deerfield Academy faculty and town residents were considered works of fine art.

She was a devout member of the Women's Order of Carmelites at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, and her greatest joy in the world was being a loving mother and grandmother.

Calling hours for Agnes will be on Wednesday (05/11/2022) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Wrisley Funeral Home. On Thursday (05/12/2022), all are asked to go directly to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Turners Falls. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery, Greenfield.